- PSA 50% off Specialized tyres
Put my order in for a couple of Butcher Grids and Eliminator Grids 29 x 2.6 last night as spares ready for the Alps trip. Cant go wrong at the price as they are our usual go to tyre. Pity there were no Blck Dmnds in the offerPosted 11 months ago
Great. Hillbilly & Eliminator ordered. Hope the new GRID casing isn’t as thin as some have said otherwise the Eliminator might have to go back!Posted 11 months ago
ah sweet op thanks very much can now complete the build for the groms… mucho graciasPosted 11 months ago
Balls. I wish this came up a few days ago.
Still, quite looking forward to trying my new Michelin’s.Posted 11 months ago
At least they’re half pricePosted 11 months ago
Thanks, couple (may as well get two for free postage over £30) of 2.6 Eliminator Grids ordered. Excellent VFM, should pair up well with the 2.6 Slaughter Grid on the back of my hardtailPosted 11 months ago
Which is a good lakes rear 29er tyre? Got a 2.6 butcher up front at the moment which has been good.Posted 11 months ago
Always run a Butcher on the front, have a mixture on the rear of Eliminator, Purgatory and Slaughter for the dry stuff. Grid or Blck DmndPosted 11 months ago
whats the eliminator like compared to a butcher im currently running on the back?Posted 11 months ago
I hate paying full price for tyres so love a good PSA!Posted 11 months ago
Are Purgatory’s still a good choice for winter XC riding on natural Singletrack (TH, PP, Minley, Gorrick stuff)?
At that price I’m getting another pair of Fast Tracks even if I only use them once in a blue moon! Just looking for something a bi morePosted 11 months ago
I couldn’t get the payment to work 🙁Posted 11 months ago
Did you tick the “I accept the T&C’s” box (next to place order on the right hand side but isn’t shown at “place order” button the bottom of the screen)Posted 11 months ago
Ah – might have missed that, thanks.Posted 11 months ago
Balls just had dispatch confirmation this morning on an eliminator -albeit I went for the blk diamond version which doesn’t seem to be on offer. Some good deals there.Posted 11 months ago
Eliminator runs a bit faster than the Butcher on the back. Its a bit of an inbetween a Butcher and a Eliminator.Posted 11 months ago
ooh – some reasonable 26″ tyres – thanks for the PSA!Posted 11 months ago
Nice one OP, can’t resist bargain tyres!Posted 11 months ago
It’s only a bargain if you need it.
I just spent £78, despite all my bikes currently having tyres, ohh well!Posted 11 months ago
Problem was with my work computer. Safely spent £88 when I got home…Posted 11 months ago
I have all the tyres I could possibly need or want, therefore I’ve just bought a Hillbilly and an Eliminator in 2.6. Thanks!Posted 11 months ago
If you’ve got more than you need can I borrow a couple of 2.3″ 29ers?Posted 11 months ago
TaPosted 11 months ago
thanks for that 🙂Posted 11 months ago
I bought a pair of 29×2.3 Butcher and Purg last night.
How do they size up?
My old 2014 Roam rims are only c. 20mm int width so hopefully I’ll get a decent shape.Posted 11 months ago
Any experience with Purgs 29×2.6 ? I seem to remember that Spec tyres measure up small.Posted 11 months ago
At just shy of 1kg, it would be nice if they are actually wide. Guess the purg is a reaosnable rolling rear.
Ordered an Eliminator 29×2.3 last night – I’m hoping it’s a good size, my research suggested that the 2.6 is bigger than the Butcher 2.6 (but still not quite 2.6”) whilst the 2.3 is actually more like a 2.4” (which would perfectly match the 2.4” Hillbilly 2.6 I have up front.
Is that clear?!! 😉Posted 11 months ago
Is that clear?!!
Tricky isn’t it. I’m hoping the 2.6 Eliminator is at least as big as the 2.6 Slaughter I have on the back (more like 2.4)Posted 11 months ago
I had the original 2.2 Purgatory’s, I’d say they were true to size so I’m hoping these will be similar or bigger as they’re going on a rigid hardtail.Posted 11 months ago
I was looking at the butcher and hillbilly 2.6, are they much bigger than a 2.35 magic mary? Forks will be fine but my frame will be tight if they’re much biggerPosted 11 months ago
If you’ve got more than you need can I borrow a couple of 2.3″ 29ers?
Not sure if I have any of those! I’ll have a look. Probably a Maxxis Tomahawk but they’re a bit shit.Posted 11 months ago
No worries. Would like to try 2.3’s on the new bike to see what they’re like with the low bottom bracket. Will have a look on eBay.Posted 11 months ago
Never having owned any Specialized tyre before – could someone lend some experience?
What is the Specialized equivalent of:
Cheers!Posted 11 months ago
I think pretty much all the Spesh 2.6s size up at 2.4 in reality.
EDIT – ref the above query, MM = Hillbilly and DHF = Butcher. Not sure of the others.Posted 11 months ago
“I was looking at the butcher and hillbilly 2.6, are they much bigger than a 2.35 magic mary?”
The Butcher is a bit bigger in volume but similar width at the knobs. Hillbilly very similar in size to MM, maybe a little smaller – definitely smaller volume than the Butcher. Both are 62-63mm at the side knobs on 30mm rims.
I think the Eliminator is more like a DHR2 – that’s what I’m hoping! The Butcher is like the DHF in that neither are great at braking.Posted 11 months ago
Cheers Chief, I’ll measure up. As I said, the lyrik has bags of space but the back of my mega is a little bit tight with a MM in there so much bigger will cause problems. It hasn’t clogged but has come close! I’ve always used schwalbe but they’re a bit £££££Posted 11 months ago
in a similar vein to other posts – what’s the spec equivalent of a Shorty for full on sludge? Hillbilly?Posted 11 months ago
equivalent of a Shorty for full on sludge? Hillbilly?
Yes. I think the Storm is the full on mud spike but the Hillbilly is comparable to a Shorty. Don’t know why you’d be asking about those in the middle of this blistering summer though 🙂Posted 11 months ago
Hillbilly is the main rough condition tyre in the range and closest equivalent to the Shorty/Magic Mary spikey type tyre. Butcher is very similar to the DHF. Slaughter is similar to DHR SemiSlick or a Rock Razer. Rock Razer? Not sure. Somewhere between a DHR2 and a DHR SS. Similar perhaps to a WTB Trail boss but with bigger side knobs (no bad thing).Posted 11 months ago
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